Corvin’s final Honors Orchestra concert of the year. Its best to listen to the video more than watch. Corvin is in the back. Also of note, he wore a Spam tie, but the director made him take it off.
I asked Bernie in passing if I could borrow his 4 person aluminum boat for the South Dakota Kayak Challenge. He surprised me by saying yes. So I was going to pick up the boat from him with a test float. He agreed to go out with myself and my kids for the test paddle. Of course, we went to the flooded area in Valley Park from the Meramec river.
We went out to our property to check it out after the flooding. The main part that we use is high up and won’t flood, but we were still curious. The Big River was up a ton and was still coming down.
Once out there, we installed some new lines for the solar panels to clean things up.
We walked down the road to the water, but couldn’t go too far.
And finally on our way home, we tried taking highway W (which said closed) and ended up turning around when we got to the water.
In early May, we hosted a gathering of the grad students and post docs working in the lab with Danelle. We started out on the porch, but as for all good parties, the action soon moved to the kitchen. We had a few good rounds of Jenga, taking it to the point that there were very few moves left. Becca finally collapsed the tower.
We all enjoyed the loads of food and drinks, some brought that evening, but many that were leftovers from the Avery Play cast party.
This is my third trip out in the flood.
In this trip, I’m paddling with Danelle and JoJo about 1 foot down from the crest of the flood. The water level was approximately 42 feet at the Valley Park, MO gauge. We had a great time, but the water was coming down fast and there were areas in the flooded section that we avoided for safety.